Australian centre Billy Meakes has agreed to link up with London Irish on a short-term contract until the end of January 2021.
Meakes was a part of the Australia U20s squad for the 2011 IRB Junior World Championships, helping them to a third-place finish. The centre also represented Australia 7s during the 2011/12 IRB Sevens World Series.
Having spent three seasons with Gloucester Rugby between 2013 and 2016, Meakes is familiar to the Gallagher Premiership surroundings.
“We are very happy that Billy has agreed to come on board until the end of January” said Declan Kidney, Director of Rugby.
“Injuries to Terrence Hepetema and Matt Williams have left us short in the centre position, so we are delighted that we are able to bring in Billy, who has a lot of experience of playing in the Premiership.”
“I really enjoyed my time playing in the Premiership previously, so I’m really looking forward to getting back over to England, this time with London Irish” explained Meakes.
“The club is about to go into an exciting period with the move to the new stadium, and I am grateful for the chance to be a part of it.”